Paracaesio caerulea  (Katayama, 1934)

Japanese snapper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Apsilinae
Etymology: Paracaesio: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, caesium = bluish grey (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 355 m (Ref. 86942).   Subtropical; 37°N - 29°N, 126°E - 142°E (Ref. 55)

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Western Pacific: known only from southern Japan. More recently reported from Taiwan (Ref. 5193) and the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Eye large. Snout short, about equal to, or shorter than eye diameter. Interorbital space convex. Pectoral fins long reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Back and sides blue becoming whitish or silvery ventrally; the dorsal and caudal fins pale yellow; the other fins whitish or translucent.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur over rocky bottoms at depths exceeding 100 m. An important foodfish. Marketed fresh.

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Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00647 - 0.02946), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.